About & How To Participate

Botgirl Questi and Whiskey Monday are proud to present Single Frame Stories.

Each Saturday we’ll offer a new word or phrase for a prompt. Participants will each create a Single Frame Story based on the prompt of the week, consisting of a single image with up to 140 optional characters of text. The image can be a photo, screen shot, drawing or painting. The text can be integrated into the image or used as a caption or title.

Here are some examples:

When life takes you to the mat, rest with your eyes closed ’til the count of nine.

Analyze This

You say insane. I say my mother, my sister, a trombone and a smoke alarm that keeps beeping. Let’s call the whole thing off.

We’ll be adding links to tutorials and inspiration throughout this week. Check our blogroll for resources.

To participate, email your image to SingleFrameStories@gmail.com. We’ll aggregate all the submissions and present them here on the following Saturday. You can also upload images to our Flickr Group. (If you submit images to the Flickr group, please specify the date/prompt of your image.)

Please include the following with your submission:

-Your name

-Your blog or website if you’d like it linked

-Your flickr name if you  have one

A few things of note:

  • Images should be original work created by the person submitting the work. Respect the copyright of any source material that you use. 

  • Text, either on the image or included as caption, is limited to 140 characters. Text is optional.

  • Images can be any medium you want to use, they needn’t be Second Life Images. Collage is perfectly acceptable, but again, respect copyright.

  • The easiest way for us to get your image is in our Flickr group. However, you can also email to singleframestories@gmail.com.

  • The prompt is intended to inspire, but doesn’t have to be included in the photo or caption.

The prompts are just that, a prompt. A spark to light your imagination. Take it and create an image that tells a story.  Don’t just illustrate the word, build an entire story that we can see. Your title or caption can supplement your image, but the image should carry the caption, not the other way around.

Send questions by email, or leave a comment here, or ping Botgirl or Whiskey anywhere they hang out.

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